Malarek (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Biography  |  3 March 1989 (Canada)
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Based on Victor Malarek's best-selling autobiography, this is the true story of a streetwise kid who emerges from a violent and unjust background to become one of journalism's top reporters.



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Credited cast:
Victor Malarek
Al Waxman ...
Daniel Pilon ...
Max Middleton
Kahil Karn ...
Claire Rodger ...
Brian Dooley ...
Vittorio Rossi ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Almgren ...
Susan Bain ...
Claire's secretary
Alex Brown ...
Fred--Age 12
Raymond Bélisle ...
Marie Archambault's father
Claudia Cardinal ...
Girl at dance
Joe Cazalet ...


Based on Victor Malarek's best-selling autobiography, this is the extraordinary true story of a streetwise kid who emerges from a violent and unjust background to become a top journalistic reporter. The gunning down of an unarmed juvenile by a trigger happy cop leads the young reporter, Victor Malarek, into an investigation of the local detention center and its record of suspicious deaths. Written by Anonymous

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3 March 1989 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Malarek: A Street Kid Who Made It  »

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Film debut for actor Kahil Karn. See more »


Followed by Urban Angel (1991) See more »

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a must for Koteas fans
19 February 2002 | by (North Plainfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is the story of Victor Malarek a man who becomes a reporter inspite of his troubled childhood and attempts to expose the problems of a juvenile facility.

If you are a fan of Elias Koteas, you MUST see this film. Koteas gives a tremendous performance in one of the only films where he is the main character. The soundtrack is OK and Michael Sarrazin is also pretty good as "Moorcraft" although he seems tired in the role. The only real flaw in the movie is that Koteas was approximatley 27 years old during during production playing a 23 year old combined with him also playing flashbacks of the characters teen years (you could clearly tell that Koteas is much older) however, his performance by far makes up for this.

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